Jason Doig

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Jason Doig
Born (1977-01-29) January 29, 1977 (age 37)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Winnipeg Jets (1995–1996)
Phoenix Coyotes (19971999)
New York Rangers (19992001)
Washington Capitals (20022004)
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1995
Winnipeg Jets
Playing career 1995–2008

Jason Doig (born January 29, 1977 in Montreal, Quebec). Is a retired National Hockey League player. Born in Canada but of Jamaican Canadian descent.

Early life[edit]

His parents, Michael and Paula Doig, immigrated to Canada from Jamaica prior to his birth for educational purposes, obtaining their degrees from Concordia University and McGill University, respectively. Jason grew up in D.D.O, a suburb of Montreal, where he attended St. Charles Elementary School, West Island College high school and Vanier College. Aside from hockey, he played soccer at a very high level with the West Island Lakers soccer club and was invited to play for Team Quebec.

Playing career[edit]

The Montreal, Quebec native impressed in his youth with the North Shore hockey team in the QAHA then with Lac St. Louis Lions of the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League before making his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League debut with the St-Jean Lynx in 1993-94. That same year, Jason lead Team Quebec to a gold medal in dazzling fashion at World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where he scored the tying and game-winning goal in the final game against Team USA. The following year he represented Team Canada at the World Under-18 Tournament in Mexico City - taking home the gold medal. He was chosen 34th overall by the Winnipeg Jets in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft after scoring 55 points and registering 259 penalty minutes with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League's Laval Titan's and played in the Canadian Hockey League all-star game. In 1996 he was returned to the QMJHL where he led the Granby Predateurs to the President's Cup - winning the coveted Guy Lafleur Trophy as the playoff MVP and then on to a Memorial Cup Championship where he was named as a first team all-star. That same year he was named team Captain for the West Team at QMJHL all-star game. The next year Jason was a member of Team Canada when it won the gold medal at the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Switzerland.

Doig played for the Winnipeg Jets as an 18-year old in 1995-96 and remained with the franchise when it relocated to Arizona in 1996-97 and became the Phoenix Coyotes. He then joined the New York Rangers in a trade prior to the deadline in March, 1999. The 6'3" blueliner played for the Blueshirts and saw action with the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack where he won a Calder Cup in 2000. The hulking blueliner played two seasons in the New York Rangers organization before he was dealt to the Ottawa Senators where he played only one season with the team's AHL affiliate, Grand Rapids Griffins.

Following his brief stint with the Ottawa Senators organization, Doig was acquired by the Washington Capitals in 2002-03 where he became a solid blueliner with the club while spending the early part of the season with the team's AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates.

Following a season away from hockey due to the NHL lock out, Doig was signed as a free agent by the Vancouver Canucks and sent to compete with the club's AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose.

In the 2006–2007 season he played for Traktor Chelyabinsk in Russian Super League and finished the season in the Swiss National League A with the Langnau SCL Tigers. In that same year, Jason represented Team Canada once again at the Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerland where the team won the Silver Medal. In the 2007–2008 season, he played in Switzerland with EHC Basel. He then signed a contract for the remainder of the season with the Norwegian top division team Stavanger Oilers. After Stavanger was eliminated from the Norwegian playoffs, Doig announced that he would retire.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Upon retiring, Doig co-founded TreeVestors, Inc [2], a company dedicated to emerging market investments of sustainable tropical forestry and ecosystem assets. Doig lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Tristan Coopersmith and three children, Kyla, Jagger and Asa.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM +/- GP G A Pts PIM
1990-91 North Shore Selects QAHA 31 30 33 63 53
1991-92 North Shore Selects QAHA 29 11 11 22 20
1992-93 Lac St-Louis Lions QAAA 35 11 16 27 40 7 5 5 10 16
1993-94 St-Jean Lynx QMJHL 63 8 17 25 65 5 0 2 2 2
1993-94 Canada U-18 5 1 1 2 8
1994-95 Laval Titan QMJHL 55 12 42 54 259 20 4 13 17 39
1995-96 Laval Titan QMJHL 5 3 6 9 20
1995-96 Granby Predateurs QMJHL 24 4 30 34 91 20 10 22 32 110
1995-96 Winnipeg Jets NHL 15 1 1 2 28 -2
1995-96 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 0 0 0 28
1995-96 Granby Predateurs M-Cup 4 3 2 5 10
1996-97 Granby Predateurs QMJHL 39 14 33 47 197 5 0 4 4 27
1996-97 Canada WJC-A 7 0 2 2 37
1996-97 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 6 0 1 1 19
1996-97 Springfield Falcons AHL 5 0 3 3 2 17 1 4 5 37
1997-98 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 4 0 1 1 12 -4
1997-98 Springfield Falcons AHL 46 2 25 27 153 20 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 9 0 1 1 10 2
1998-99 Springfield Falcons AHL 32 3 5 8 67 -2
1998-99 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 8 1 4 5 40 -2 7 1 1 2 39
1999-00 New York Rangers NHL 7 0 1 1 22 -2
1999-00 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 27 3 11 14 70 5 21 1 5 6 20
2000-01 New York Rangers NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 52 4 20 24 178 6 5 0 1 1 4
2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 57 1 17 18 103 13 5 0 0 0 18
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 55 3 5 8 108 -3 6 0 1 1 6
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 21 1 4 5 66 2
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 65 2 9 11 105 -12
2004-05
2005-06 Manitoba Moose AHL 18 0 4 4 24
2006-07 Traktor Chelyabinsk Russia 13 0 2 2 30
2006-07 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 8 3 3 6 39
2007-08 EHC Basel Swiss 19 0 5 5 97

Championships and Medals[edit]

  • 1993 Under-17 World Hockey Challenge, Team Quebec - Gold Medal
  • 1994 Under-18 Copa Mexico, Team Canada - Gold Medal
  • 1996 QMJHL President's Cup, Granby Predators
  • 1996 Memorial Cup Championship, Granby Predators
  • 1997 Under-20 World Junior Championship, Team Canada - Gold Medal
  • 2000 Calder Cup, Hartford Wolfpack
  • 2007 Spengler Cup, Team Canada - Silver Medal

Honors and Awards[edit]

  • Under-17 MVP (1993)
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1994)
  • Guy Lafleur Trophy (1996)
  • Memorial Cup All-Star Team (1996)
  • QMJHL All-Star Team (1997)

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